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Intestinal and multi-visceral transplantation

Contributed by Dr. Karunakaravel Karuppasamy
20 March 2019

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Multivisceral Tx is unlike any other transplant and the number of viscera Tx varies on case-by-case basis and thus number of anastomoses to be evaluated varies.

Radiology plays a key role in demonstrating complex pre- and post-op anatomy in a manner that is convincing to the surgeons (MPR, VRT, MIPs, Angios)

IR plays a pivotal role in maintaining ‘status-quo’, improve their likelihood of Tx and managing vascular and biliary complications

Anything that needs to be fixed, consider IR referral…..no matter how complex it may be……

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